Fire up the grill for a Memorial Day Weekend overflowing with college baseball World Series action! The NAIA got the holiday rolling yesterday with the opening 4 games of their event and today the NCAA Divisions 2 and 3 join them.

Not only that but the NJCAA Divisions 1 and 2 hit the diamond today as teams like the Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes (logo at left) mark day 1 of their World Series.

Enjoy a 3-day weekend of barbecues, sun and championship- level baseball! What basketball is to March, college baseball is to this time of year. Keep checking back here at Balladeer’s Blog all weekend long for updated scores as they become available.


NAIA WORLD SERIES – (8) USCB Sand Sharks fell to the (7) PPU Pioneers  12-8  (Sand Sharks elim)  *****  (1) LSU- Shreveport Pilots (riverboat pilots) over the (6) Lewis-Clark State Warriors  7-3  Score was tied 3-3 headed into the 9th inning  (Warriors elim)  *****  (4) TN Wesleyan Bulldogs over the (9) Rogers State University Hillcats  8-6  *****  (2) Lee University Flames over the (3) Oklahoma City University Stars  7-3    

NCAA D3 WORLD SERIES – Cortland State Red Dragons UPSET the Whitworth Pirates in a 5-4 Instant Classic  (Pirates elim)  *****  Marietta College Pioneers (defending champs) over the Webster University Gorloks  12-7  Gorloks led 7-2 at one point  (Gorloks elim)  *****  Wheaton (MA) Lyons over the St Thomas University Tommies  13-9 

NCAA D2 WORLD SERIES – Minnesota State Mavericks hold on against the Chico State Wildcats  6-5  (Wildcats elim)  *****  West Chester Golden Rams over the Southern New Hampshire University Penmen  13-7  Penmen led 5-4 in the 7th inning 

NJCAA1 WORLD SERIES – Iowa Western Reivers over the Western Nevada College Wildcats  6-4  (Wildcats elim)  *****  Jefferson Vikings over the Polk State Eagles  9-5  *****  San Jacinto College Gators over the Neosho Panthers  9-5   

NJCAA2 WORLD SERIES – Western Oklahoma State Pioneers (defending champs) over the Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes  8-5  *****  Catawba Valley Buccaneers eviscerate the Lackawanna College Falcons  11-1  (Falcons elim)  *****  Madison College Wolfpack devour the Heartland Hawks  13-4          


NAIA WORLD SERIES – Off today, resumes tomorrow.

NCAA D3 WORLD SERIES – Whitworth Pirates over the Christopher Newport University Captains  7-2  (Captains elim)  *****  Wheaton (MA) Lyons over the Cortland State Red Dragons  6-1  *****  St Thomas Tommies over the Marietta College Pioneers (defending champs)  3-1 

NCAA DIVISION 2 WORLD SERIES – Delta State Statesmen over the St Mary’s (TX) Rattlers  4-1  *****  Catawba Indians over the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds  2-1 in an Instant Classic  *****    

NJCAA1 WORLD SERIES – Iowa Western Reivers over the Spartanburg Methodist College Pioneers  4-1  (Pioneers elim)  *****  Western Nevada College Wildcats over the Cisco College Wranglers  9-2  (Wranglers elim)  *****  Gordon College Highlanders over the Shelton State Buccaneers  13-3 Slaughter Rule invoked after 6 innings  

NJCAA2 WORLD SERIES – Des Moines Bears over the LSU- Eunice Bengals  4-3  *****  Catawba Valley Buccaneers over the College of Rhode Island Knights  11-5  (Knights elim)  *****  Lackawanna College Falcons over the Grand Rapids Raiders  12-4  (Raiders elim)     


NAIA WORLD SERIES – (8) University of South Carolina- Beaufort Sand Sharks UPSET the (5) Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles  7-2  Score was 3-2 going into the 8th inning  (Eagles elim)  (6) Lewis-Clark State Warriors over the (10) College of Idaho Coyotes  5-1  (Coyotes elim)  *****  (2) Lee University Flames over the (7) Point Park Pioneers  9-3  *****  (9) Rogers State Hillcats UPSET the (1) LSU- Shreveport Pilots (riverboat pilots)  in a 2-1 Instant Classic     

D3 WORLD SERIES  Webster University Gorloks over the Kean Cougars  8-7  Gorloks trailed 7-6 going into the 9th inning  (Cougars elim)  ***** OTHER GAMES POSTPONED 

D2 WORLD SERIES – West Chester Golden Rams over the Chico State Wildcats  4-0  *****  Southern New Hampshire University Penmen over the Minnesota State Mavericks  3-2 

NJCAA1 WORLD SERIES – San Jacinto College Gators UPSET the Iowa Western Reivers  5-2  *****  Neosho Panthers over the Spartanburg Methodist College Pioneers  11-3  *****  Polk State Eagles over the Western Nevada College Wildcats  10-1  *****  Jefferson College Vikings crush the Cisco College Wranglers  11-3      

NJCAA2 WORLD SERIES – Heartland Hawks over the Catawba Valley Buccaneers  5-4  *****  Madison College Wolfpack over the College of Rhode Island Knights  7-2  *****  Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes over the Lackawanna College Falcons  6-5 in 10 innings  *****  Western Oklahoma State Pioneers (defending champs) demolish the Grand Rapids Raiders  9-1       


Filed under College Baseball


  1. Nobody ever heard of these teams but u make em sound so cool and worth following!

  2. Appreicae u listing all these divisions in 1 place.

  3. Marietta College can kick the asses of any team out there!

  4. Crazy teams and fun coverage dude!

  5. Fighting Artichokes? I luv this blog!

  6. Woman

    Now THAT’s a funky logo!!!!

  7. Pingback: Cillege scores | Biofirecorp

  8. I follow D2 teams but thanks for introducing me to these other divisions! I’ll follow them from now on!

  9. Guys playing baseball are so damn sexy I don’t care what division they play in!

  10. LSU Shreveport will be back next year and take the title!

  11. Undeniably cool-ass teams u find 2 cover!

  12. Rogers State is schooling the other schools! And on theur 1st trip to the CWS 2!

  13. Leo

    Wonderul to find a site that has scores from all these divisions in 1 location!

  14. I’ll be going to Cortland State this fall! What a coincidence!

  15. Go Sand Sharks!!! My bat and glove are headed ur way I hope when I graduate!

  16. The RSU Hillcats earned a lot of respect this year in the college world series.

  17. Pingback: Homepage

  18. Pingback: Douglas S. Howell

  19. Dan

    Sweet website. Never heard of these teams though.

  20. Dario

    I love the Fighting Artichokes name!

  21. Todd

    Your baseball coverage got much better in later years.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s